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president obama defends a recently revealed mass surveillance program that monitors almost every aspect of people's internet and phone activity saying security goals justify an invasion of privacy. a love a hate relationship the u.s. presence over suspected hackers attacks as america's shape your recovery becomes increasingly dependent on chinese investment. and lads' mags in the u.k. base will be going under the counter as a feminist groups descend upon the industry to have them removed from the high street shops.
it's just gone possum a day here in the russian capital you're live with us on our t.v. with me to say it's good to have you with us president obama has defended his administration's sweeping surveillance program in response to reports revealing the president a scale of spying on americans phone and internet activity the u.s. leaders said meant on people's privacy was modest and necessary for the country's security and his remarks however led to some congress members accusing him of betraying the values you once advocated and associate reports from the u.s. . and a massive leak on the extent of surveillance on hundreds of millions of people dubbed breathtaking by civil rights groups and outraged americans more revelations on what exactly u.s. officials have been popping into the light america's national security agency has been using three of the biggest u.s. telecom companies verizon and sprint to monitor all phone calls made by subscribers
now combined keep in mind these three companies have a staggering almost three hundred million customers and the spying is reportedly done regardless of whether or not there is reason to suspect scriver is of any criminal activity and this is of course shocking this includes all of the phone calls being made within the united states as well as between the u.s. and foreign countries making really the scope of this tracking system even wider than american territory and of course this comes at a time after the obama administration acknowledges the existence of an n.s.a. and f.b.i. program dubbed prism in a nutshell this program what it entails is nine major internet companies that include google facebook yahoo microsoft skype you tube apple a.o.l. and powell talk have been used by u.s. officials to monitor photos videos e-mails and audio and all other sorts of information tracking a really sweeping scope of individual's online activity and the n.s.a. is of course you know traditionally understood to gather foreign intelligence so the tracking of hundreds of millions of americans online accounts on u.s.
territory through american companies is certainly a pugil revolution to put it mildly but because of the popularity of these web companies such as google and facebook for instance it's absolutely obvious that communications spied upon does not just include americans and overall just staggering all consuming monitoring of personal data that is a major eye opening example of what obama's administration has been up to we have heard comments from europe mainly germany for example about the need to clarify the scope of this u.s. program on questions are also being asked about the extent of the knowledge of the british government in terms of what kind of knowledge it had on the survey. sixty and how it might have cooperated and dealt with the u.s. on this as well and it's important to note that online freedom fighting group anonymous has leaked a total of thirteen documents curiously one of them the us department of defense so-called strategic vision for controlling the internet and on an intelligence sharing network which shares data with partners around the world and obama's comments on this major scandal have also been pretty curious basically the us
president in a nutshell says that absolute security cannot walk hand in hand with privacy and lack of inconvenience and you know putting aside the claim of absolute security in the u.s. certainly something that has reason to be widely questioned this seems to be a statement completely opposing a belief voiced by our founding father benjamin franklin the those willing to give up liberty for some safety don't deserve either one but apparently the roots of the american history that the country prides itself in now irrelevant as obama's administration tries to wash off the amount of dirt released under a leader who swore by transparency as well as present of u.s. practices of democracy to the rest of the world as absolutely stellar well this is not the first time the national security agency has come under fire for all methods of infringing people's rights we spoke to william b. need to work for the agency for thirty years and help expose some of its practices each will does the sweeping nature of the program can in fact to make ensuring security more difficult. it's
a direct violation of the constitution and always has been that's why i left n.s.a. in two thousand and one they started to do this it's acted in it as more and more of a problem because what that means quite simply is if you go into a larger database you get more data back to matter what the query is it's like making a query with google if you go in with a google querrey you can get tens of thousands or hundreds i were even a million returns where there's no way you can go through that all of that to see what what you're really interested in so what that does is it complicates it in that way makes them really a less less proficient at doing their jobs well all of that's being borne by the taxpayer the u.s. government is likely to be a criminal investigation into the leak that revealed of the scope of the surveillance operation in british and american newspapers paul rosenberg the author of free immense a prospective new things despite this bombshell most americans are still in denial
that the state of things the problem with the people in the us right now is that they're not emotionally prepared to deal with the possibility of an electronic police state it's just something that they've never that that's something that happened in east germany it's something that happened in china but they never think such a thing is possible in america and it's a good question over how many people will just find a reason to pass it off there was terrorism one hundred years ago there was terrorism thirty years ago these organizations spent billions before nine eleven they spent billions before the seven seventh's bombings they spent additional billions before the boss boston bombings and they occurred just the same there's going to be terrorism one hundred years from now too so it's a fallacious trade the sale give us give us all of your privacy and we'll give you security they haven't done it and they can't. as always we're interested in your
take on the it is you you can vote in our online poll to let us know how you think u.s. citizens will react to the mess of aliens revelations now here's how your opinion is divided this right sixty percent of you had looks like they think that the government surveillance was no secret to most of americans a little over fifty or so people must be outraged and backlash is in average ball only nine percent believe that that the government is doing its best to actually protect them and at the same number are questioning why their online lives are being looked into at all what do you think have your say at our t.v. dot com. today violence is once again. these are the images the world is seeing from the
streets of canada. joint operations throughout the day. while barack obama is facing scrutiny at home over a large scale spying on americans he's still pressing his chinese counterpart over the suspected hacking of u.s. secrets or any issues like cyber wars and the u.s. military buildup in china's backyard are said to dominate the second day of the historic summit in telephony and i she is are among the indoor reports. president obama and chinese president xi are very keen on a historic meeting in the sun the last retreat here in the desert of southern california one of the main topics during this meeting will be cyber security now the u.s. government has been highly critical of china accusing it of hacking into u.s. military weapon systems and getting information from private companies here in the
united states now china has denied that it is responsible for state sponsored hacking and in fact internet insiders within china have said that they have also been victims of cyber attacks which have come from the united states now the united states has been very secretive about its cyber weaponry however it has been noted that the u.s. was behind the stuxnet virus which caused major damage to iran's nuclear facilities it is also known that u.s. cyber command is trying to recruit thousands of hackers in order to create cyber warfare or to protect the united states from hackers themselves and even president obama has proposed in his next defense budget nearly five billion dollars for cyber security one of the hot topics during his historic meeting which will also touch on
trade and on the conflict on the korean peninsula chinese president xi is also likely to raise concerns over the u.s. military buildup in the pacific something that has caused great concern in beijing there's also another issue staring concern in washington china is about to complete a deal which could become its biggest takeover of the u.s. company beijing's expansion has drawn a lot of criticism from some quarters in america some are actually welcoming the deal. right now on your screen right now you can see as an exclusive response to our to you from todd hey ma the secretary of agriculture in virginia he believes that the agreement is going to be beneficial for the state as it will provide american producers with more access to the chinese market don't screw fond of international strategic alliances says or the criticism towards china is in many cases simply unjustified there is always going to be
a segment of the american politicians and pundits that are always looking for something to criticize when it is involving china and sometimes the criticism comes from left field with no basis whatsoever certainly in this case that this there's an opportunity to use to blacken this deal by pointing out that chinese court is not safe for their dead pigs slowing down a river in shanghai and so on and so forth the intention is not to supply the americans with chinese pork but really is to supply american pork in china to satisfy the growing market there for for high meat products so again it's a win for for the american industry and it's a boost for the american economy later today max keiser and stacy herbert a little place that here profits the maize from trade towards.
turkey's prime minister has accused the e.u. of hypocrisy and double standards over demands for an investigation into the use of excessive falls to disperse protests in turkey instead of police in euro and the u.s. on using the same methods to deal with vine and demonstrators to sing and to government reza running into a second week with thousands gathering in the capital ankara the night this time there was no police interference in stark contrast to previous nights and i used tear gas and water ten and i didn't protest as the clashes have left at least three did and thousands injured to a foreign policy expert says was defines and refusal to address criticism is undermining the country's image abroad. so far i don't think he's doing
a very good job and this is a huge blow to him personally to his image and also to the turkish model which he has been touting around the middle east as something that arab countries should emulate he wants to change the constitution to create a sort of imperial presidency and then run for two terms as president this kind of behavior is alienating people who are religious as well as those who are secular so i think he's taking a big big risk by deepening the divide among turks and he really should i think quit while he's ahead because obviously the longer he's there the more people even people who are predisposed to like him at the beginning begin to tire of his manner of governing he's somebody who lectures who sermonize is he doesn't listen very well in my experience and i think this is really not a good model for a country that purports to be a modern islamic democracy i think this is left
a lasting damage to him personally and to turkey which of course has been you know very successful economically it's attracted many many tourists from around the world people may think twice now about going to istanbul if there is terrible. it's going up and down is to call avenue and in taksim square. coming up israeli arabs a feel they are being walled off from the country's economy the latest you would be . the best majority of them live below the poverty line while israeli authorities claim the arabs just don't want to be helped. and india is set to launch a nuclear reactor shrugging off massive protests over safety concerns while its russian manufacturers claim it could withstand a passenger jet crash that story and more coming up.
welcome back you're still watching r t many in the u.k. could soon be about to lose some of their favorite magazines sending so-called let's mags it could face a legal action for sex discrimination and be forced to take them off the shelves as a result of his pony boy. you're allowed mags it's a booming industry aimed at young men featuring lots of pictures of scantily clad women here in britain you can buy them in your local high street shop well that could be about to change because two feminist groups armed with the support of several prominent british lawyers say that these magazines objectify women and could underpin the harmful constitutes that had lead to discrimination reasons why it's against women so that's ruling on high street retailers to stop selling the publications if they don't they say they risk being suitable harassment by
customers on shop workers the light can you really be harassed by an inanimate object sure they rank hotness of naked ladies and features chauvinist jokes but would removing them leave the line of censorship we hit the streets of london to find out what the public thinks choose a model and getting paid for what she's doing and that's what i did and more and more guys so he knows pitches well it's not just girls posting the old toys and says things just the culture that we're in no i don't i don't like seeing them if i walk into my is having for i walk into my local news agency and i've seen like just boobs everywhere and i have asked them to turn them over and ask me to put them higher i don't want to say it should be a choice i don't think it's harmful or school i mean it's for certain kind of person who reads that so it's really quite a press whether it's political or images or whatever within reason obviously there's a legal issues. is that is a dangerous is a dangerous route to go down editors under the readers of the last minute they're
up in arms their argument against removing them is simple since the magazines became popular in the mid one nine hundred ninety s. incidents of domestic violence in the u.k. have actually gone down and if lads' mags a deemed to be harassment then how long before fashion magazines and imus rising images are deemed to be harassment as well and what's to stop men from being offended by pictures of naked males also on the covers of other magazines playboy carry on the law. and. there are more stories on our website www dot com including the rage of thousands in france periods protests for the death of a teenage left wing activist was a random attack or a case of liberal politics breeding far wide extremism with the details on a website. oh yeah there's some part of the world it may have to brace themselves for months long blackouts as the sun could soon reach a peak of activity trying electric lines all over the planet on the right side of
those spectacular worlds also for. violence between palestinians and israelis has become a common occurrence in the occupied lands of the west bank meanwhile inside israel authorities say citizens of any less now deah treated equally arabs beg to differ saying not enough is being done to economically integrate them and record poverty numbers as seem to support their claim artie's policy here reports is really leaders may claim jerusalem is the undivided capital of israel but try telling that to the city's two hundred eighty thousand arabs. who will you hold with. the jews have everything gardens children go to camps in the summer but we did not have these things. this school sports ground is typical of facilities for jewish children but a stone's throw away arab children. spend their afternoons playing here in the
street in front of his house in the first a study of its kind the u.n. found the palestinian poverty in jerusalem has risen steadily over the last decade eighty two percent of arab children live in squalor three times as many arab families live below the poverty line compared to jewish neighbors part of the problem is this war that israel started building a decade ago israelis say it's necessary for security and to separate israel from palestine but what it's also done is isolate arab jerusalemites from their traditional economic sphere in the west bank and so whereas once you had daily visitors coming from palestinian cities to shop in jerusalem that's all but dried up add to that the discriminatory policies which see the cities arabs paying high municipal taxes for poor services and it's no wonder arab jerusalemites are suffering the worst poverty rate of all time the jerusalem municipality has an arab affairs department but critics say it pays less attention and money to the very
citizens it's meant to serve something the municipality acknowledges but refuses to shoulder the blame yes by a because it is very difficult for us to give services to those communities behind the wall there is a security issue with sending city employees or contractors' into those neighborhoods in the past our men were attacked while trying to provide the residents and services. but many arab jerusalemites feel it's a smokescreen they say the municipality's real intention is to kick them out to make their lives so uncomfortable that they venture to leave it is our lives here in the java neighborhood on the border between east and west jerusalem jewish groups say his family's house like many others was once owned by jews and they want them back but. they are doing everything they can to kick us out of the city their goal is to make a just a jewish city with no palestinians and it's there israelis say and see that arabs of jerusalem are citizens who are equal when in fact we're not equal at all. and so
far from the moaning the fact that he's playground is just one street and these are fears he could one day be left in his home city without any way to call home policy r.t. east jerusalem. some more news from around the world in grief now former south african president nelson mandela has been admitted to hospital in pretoria the ninety four year old is being treated for lung infection that has recurred after his last visit to hospital in a lot of to say his condition is serious but stable ninety four mandela became south africa's first black president after a long. battle for battle against a party and spending twenty seven years in prison for his beliefs. a deadly shooting spree in the california city of santa monica has ended with at least five people killed including the gunman several others were also injured in the incident reports first emerged after
a fire of visual recovered two bodies from a burning house before discovering a wounded woman at the scene the suspect apparently made his way to the city college firing at passers by he then was cornered by police at the library and shot at. police have opened a criminal investigation after forty seven people were killed in a bus fly in southwestern china early reporters say there were traces of petrol found on the diesel run vehicle if proven this would not be the first awesome attack on no bus in china in two thousand and nine twenty six people were killed by an employed man in the similar incident. a new nuclear power plant is said to go online in india and it would seem a welcome relief for countries suffering from a critical part shortage but construction was repeatedly delayed by protests balancing the public safety concerns and the needs of
a growing economy has not been easy as artie's murray of the national reports. the few has been loaded and the first customers will soon get the first energy from the could nuclear plant a joint indian and russian venture and it seems the launch of the station thought to be the biggest in both india and the world couldn't have come into better time if it's little and there is a huge energy deficit in this particular part of the country in the tamil nadu province and across all of india industries are suffering they're already quitting for energy they need of course the fusion will help things there. the government estimates that the country's power supply is about ten percent behind what it actually needs last summer half of india's population more than six hundred million people lost their electricity for two days major indian cities are still often plunged into darkness right now india gets fifty five percent of its energy from
coal but the fossil fuels future is bleak state owned coal india the largest producer here is under pressure to sell below market price and can expect production one of the world's fastest growing economies is struggling to meet is increased energy demand and he's trying to diversify its coal dependent energy sector experts estimate that india needs around four hundred billion dollar investment into the industry to reach is developing. the station has been under construction for a decade but could have been launched earlier thousands of protesters outside couldn't columb mainly fisherman here in environmental damage have delayed the launch for more than a year those protests grew louder after japan's fukushima disaster in two thousand and eleven but couldn't columbus designers insist its one point five meter think protective concrete dome could withstand the impact of a large passenger jet. is the only nuclear station in the world that not only has
active security features but also the most up to date. the systems which activate even of the electricity supply scot's where there is no one to control them repeat of the fukushima disaster is impossible here. the two thousand megawatts could run columb plant is just phase one delhi and moscow have already signed off on another station to be next to eat to help feed into his insatiable appetite for energy and to keep its economy fully challenged. t. from couldn't in india up next to the story of a family living with hiv and the battle to make the world a better place for those shunned by society that's coming up yeah i'm not i.
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